As DML News reported on Friday, NPR was running a poll to determine the biggest political story of the year. The results are in, and the public has declared the Mueller investigation as the winner.
The bracket style poll started out with 64 possible stories of 2017. Run on Twitter, 4,700 users participated.
Included in the contending headlining subjects was the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, the disastrous hurricanes that hit the U.S., and twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s book “What Happened.”
It all came down to the final four contenders:
- the Women’s March
- the firing of former FBI director James Comey,
- women/sexual harassment/#metoo and
- the Mueller lead Russian investigation
NPR reported on the result, writing, “But, in the end, it was the Russia probe that won out.”
NPR notes that four people related to the Trump campaign have been charged as a result of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe investigation, including the president’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Mueller’s investigation is not without controversy, as many have questioned whether his team is fair and impartial, especially amid revelations that members of his team have displayed anti-Trump sentiments. The most egregious example came from text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa page, both of whom worked on Mueller’s Russia probe, and displayed obvious anti-Trump sentiments.
DML News ran it’s own poll regarding the biggest story of 2017. As of Saturday morning, participants in that poll have selected the presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the biggest story by a wide margin (39.22% of the votes), with the next three runners up being he sexual harassment stories against celebrities (9.02%).
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